SMEs take Note

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 Lite could be a boon for small business owners. Picture supplied by Samsung.

Lite version of top business phone lands in SA

There’s good news for South African small business owners looking for the power of one of the world’s most popular business focussed phone, but at a lower price.
Samsung is bringing the new Galaxy Note10 Lite to the country. It made the announcement at a media event in Sandton Johannesburg recently.
Building on the legacy of the Galaxy Note series, the Lite model brings key premium features such as the latest camera technology, signature S Pen, immersive display and a long-lasting battery at an accessible price point.
The Galaxy Note10 Lite was due to start rolling out with all major cellular networks in February. Samsung has positioned the it strategically between the Galaxy A Series and its flagship devices, with a recommended retail price of R12,999 and monthly contracts starting at R599.
“The Galaxy Note devices have met consumer demands around the world and has proven to be popular in South Africa. These devices represent our continuous effort to deliver industry leading innovations, from performance and power to intelligence and services,” said Justin Hume, Director: Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa.
“The Galaxy Note10 Lite will introduce those distinct key premium features that make up a Galaxy Note experience at an affordable and unrivalled value.”

Stylus smarts

Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support means users can navigate a presentation, control video content or take a picture, all with a simple click of the S Pen stylus.
“The Samsung Notes app makes note taking faster and easier when on the go. And now, you can turn those handwritten notes into text for easy editing and sharing.”
The Note10 Lite boasts a 6.7-inch edge-to-edge Infinity-O display and a 4,500mAh battery with “super-fast charging capabilities”. It also comes with Samsung’s ecosystem of apps and services, including Bixby, Samsung Pay, Samsung Health and security platform Samsung Knox.

The budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy A51 will also be available from February 2020. Picture supplied by Samsung.


At the same event, Samsung South Africa also unveiled the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51, the latest additions to its wildly popular Galaxy A Series, with Hume revealing that the South Korea headquartered company had sold a staggering four million A-series devices to South African customers to date.
“We are committed to bridging the gap between flagship features and affordability. I believe the Galaxy A Series offers the best value in its segment. Additionally, the power of the Note10 Lite and its famous S Pen is now accessible to more people in South Africa,” said Hume.
The Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51, will also be released in the country from February. Both devices include flagship features at an affordable price.
“We are proud to connect with a new generation of consumers from the value-seekers to the power users. We will continue to listen to the needs of the local market and bring innovation that empowers all,” said Chief Marketing Officer Cambridge Mokanyane.
Head of Content and Services Kagiso Khaole highlighted the role of Samsung’s integrated ecosystem and the additional value it adds. “This includes the safety and convenience of Samsung Pay, which has generated more than 1,4 million transactions since 2018 as well as the peace of mind that Samsung Care+ offers Galaxy A-series customers.” –